Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Luke 6:38 TLB
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Thanks again for your prayers.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I need to be at Holland Hospital at 8:15 a.m. I am so glad it will soon be behind me. Please keep me in your prayers (my husband and kids also.) I will be back in a few days.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
After we returned home I received a phone call and was told I won one of the door prizes. What a surprise; I never win anything! (But this time I did.)
I don't know what it is yet but will let you know.
It was fun spending some time with my daughter but now it is back home to get some things done.
Enjoy your day!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
A friend gave me this recipe.
1 box Baker German Chocolate (green box)
48 oz. Almond Bark (dark)
1 12 oz. dry roasted peanuts - unsalted
1 16 oz. dry roasted peanuts - lightly salted
Put all ingredients in a large crock pot on LOW for 3 hours.
DO NOT PEEK!
After 3 hours stir 2-3 minutes.
Drop by spoon on waxed paper. (Put newspaper down under waxed paper )
Makes 85-100 depending on size.
Make them - you won't be disappointed!!
2. Consider this favorite homemade window cleaning solution: combine 1/2 cup non-sudsy ammonia, 1 cup white vinegar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in a gallon of water. Use it in a spray container or wipe it on with a cloth.
3. Remove wallpaper easily by using a paint roller to wet the surface very thoroughly with a solution of equal parts vinegar and hot water. Or spray on until saturated.
4. Get decals off walls or doors by letting undiluted vinegar soak into them for several minutes before trying to peel them off. Repeat if necessary.
Why don't we let them work out their problems without the help of the media. Something went terribly wrong in their home that early morning. But how does that become our business. My prayer is they will come to terms with each other and work things out. I hope they have the Lord in their lives - we should pray they do.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Great Truths about Growing Old
1. Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2. Forget health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3. When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down.
4. You are getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you get from a roller coaster.
5. It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you.
6. Time may be great healer, but it's a lousy beautician.
7. Wisdom come with age, but sometimes age comes alone.
Friday, November 27, 2009
What a fun day. We went to church in the morning to thank God together for all his many blessings. Then on to our sons' home for Thanksiging dinner. What a feast! Such delicious food! After clean-up we listened to our teen-age grandsons (and guest) play their instruments downstairs. What a good time they had. We watched a movie and played games. Later in the afternoon the son who was not able to be with us for dinner showed up with his son so we enjoyed time with them also. When we got back home it was very quiet..............but nice. We are so blest!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
1. my husband
2. my family
3. my church family
4. my neighbors
5. my friends
6. my warm home
7. plenty of food
8. my salvation
9. good books - my Bible
11. my volunteer co-workers
12. my pastor
14. my freedom
15. men/women who fight for my freedom
and there could be so much more.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
More uses for vinegar:
.....Get rid of calcium deposits on faucets by soaking a cloth or paper towel in vinegar and wrapping the area tightly. Let this sit for a couple of hours or overnight. Rinse off.
.....Clean grout by letting full strength vinegar sit on it for a few minutes and scrubbing it with an old toothbrush.
.....Clean a fiberglass tub almost effortlessly by sprinkling it liberally with baking soda, then wiping it down with a vinegar-soaked cloth. Rinse and wipe dry for a spotless shine.
.....Clean shower door tracks by filling them with white vinegar and letting this sit for a few hours. Pour hot water into the tracks and with a brush, wash and scrub away the scum.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Lately when I go to the dentist I have trouble with breathing while he is working on me. He tells me I don't breath through my nose. I breath from the mouth. I'm not sure about that but I didn't argue with him. (It is rather hard to argue when he has his hands in my mouth, you know.) Of course, he numbed me so when I went home I could only see out of eye. Not the best way to be driving! So now after $160.00 I am back home and ready to get to work. Washing, cleaning, maybe reading a good book..........
Later I need to go for theraphy on my neck and shoulder. (I try to keep everyone in business.)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
.....Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the dishwasher rinse cycle to get dishes and glassware sparkling.
....Remove the chalky deposit sometimes left on dishes in the dishwasher. Place the dishes on the lower rack and run the machine for about five minutes with a cup of vinegar added. Then run a complete cycle with your regular detergent.
.....Check owners' manual before trying to remove mineral deposits from coffee makers with vinegar. If its use is approved, fill the water reservoir with 1 cup or more of vinegar and run it through the whole cycle. Run it once or more with plain water to rinse clean.
Monday, November 9, 2009
We started meeting for a Small Group Bible study last evening. We are studying the Book of James. The first chapter tells us we should "count it all joy " when we come into trials. Trials help us to mature in our faith. Personally I'm not one that ask God to send me a trial so I can become more mature. But I can say that when trials come, I do see the value of them for my spiritual well-being. I know that when trials come, I am not alone. God walks with me through them.
On Wednesday I go to have a biospy on a lump the doctors found on my thyroid. Hopefully this will tell me that everything is okay. I am told that 95% of the time this is true. But what if it isn't? I do know that God will walk me through it. He promises to and He never breaks a promise.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This a bowl I received from my mother-in-law. She always served a lettuce salad in this bowl. I think the bowl is beautiful and her salad was always delicious. I miss it.......
The salt and pepper shakers in their holder was given to me by my Aunt. They were a wedding present that she received. Therefore, they are very old.
There is also a metal bank in the picture. I got that from my parents things.
The bread sign says "Give us this day our daily bread."
I only like antiques that are given to me by someone I know and love.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
.....Clean and deodorize a drain by pouring 1 cup baking soda, then 1 cup hot vinegar (your microwave is perfect for heating the vinegar) Let this sit for 5 minutes or so, then run hot water down the drain. This same process (cutting the amount to 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/2 hot vinegar) will also clean and deodorize the garbage disposal.
.....Or try vinegar ice cubes to deodorize and clean the garbage disposal. Make them by freezing vinegar in a ice cube try. Run several cubes down the disposal while flushing with cold water. As the vinegar freezes it will deordorize the freezer as well.
.....Clean the microwave oven by mixing 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 of water in a microwave-safe bowl and bringing it to a rolling boil so the inside streams up. Bake-on food will be loosened. Wipe clean. Odors will disappear too.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I want to show you a few more antiques that were given to me by my parents.
Does anyone remember a salt and pepper shaker like this one?
Or how about the strawberry?
The old clock I got from a garage sale.
Notice the door knobs....the shelf had pegs and I changed them to the door knobs.
This high shelf is hung on our kitchen wall. Thank you for looking.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
By the years that you live,
But by the deeds that you do
And the joy that you give.
Those who devise good meet loyalty and faithfulness.
Today recognize the importance of doing an act of kindness. One small deed accomplished is better than a hundred unfulfilled promises.
Monday, October 26, 2009
....Shine up chrome sink fixtures that are marred with stains or lime buildup by cleaning them with a paste made of 2 Tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon distilled vinegar.
....Let a vinegar-soaked cloth lie on a stubborn water stain or mineral deposits for an hour or so, then scrub with the salt/vinegar mixture again.
....Make your own scouring cleanser by combining 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 tablespoon liquid detergent. Add just enough white vinegar to give it a thick but creamy texture.
....Spray vinegar full strength on a cutting board after its last use at night and don't rinse it off. The smell will evaporate and the acidic energy will have done its job.
.....Or rub it down first with baking soda and spray the surface with full strength vinegar. It will bubble for a bit and then subside. Let this set for 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing it clean with water.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
A Happy Marriage Takes Three
Most people think a marriage is
A partnership of two
But these little words of wisdom
I will relate to you.
The happiest of marriages
Has another partner near
Who can handle every storm of life
And make problems disappear.
He's the guide along life's pathway
He's the glue that bonds with love
He's the one who makes a dream come true
And sends blessings from above.
This partner's name is Jesus
Always trust Him and you'll see
Marriages are sweeter
In a partnership of three.